• Energize Nova Scotia Discovery Fair

    Nova Scotia’s first energy discovery fair took place in Bridgewater on October 27-28, 2017. Where will it take place next?

Vendors and Exhibitors

  • The Acadia Community Development & Environmental & Sustainability Studies Programs develop professionals who are leaders that contribute to building active, healthy, sustainable communities.

  • Engages its members in ways that inspire a progressive business climate and contribute to the steady economic growth of the South Shore. Our members are part of an organization that is the leading voice for business in the Bridgewater area.

  • Bridgewater Renewable Energy Works

    A sustainable combined heat and power facility that will be built on the campus of NSCC on High Street in Bridgewater. The facility will use clean, carbon neutral renewable natural gas (RNG) to generate approximately 27,000 MWh per year of renewable electricity and ~ 28,000 MWh of renewable thermal energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 24.000 tonnes per year. The facility will provide 100% of the space heating and domestic hot water for NSCC Lunenburg Campus and will be able to provide over 20,000 MWh per year of thermal energy for a proposed district heating system. In collaboration with NSCC, the facility will provide training, research and development activities, student internships, and public education programs.

  • Clean Foundation works for a clean climate and clean water – and to support these foundations of a clean economy, we foster clean leaders of all ages. We provide the knowledge, tools and inspiration needed to encourage the actions that lead to positive environmental change and a cleaner economy. Clean Foundation will be showcasing the award-winning Clean Energy Financing program and the new Clean Net Zero program. Both programs offer technical support and municipally-supported low-interest financing to homeowners seeking to make advanced and cost-effective energy upgrades to their homes.

  • We help social enterprises to start and grow. Our mission is to build strong social enterprises that nurture the health and sustainability of communities across Canada.  We do this by providing training, coaching, consulting and incubation to social enterprises. Part of this is an innovative and international online training platform for social entrepreneurs called the Social Enterprise Institute; the platform increases affordability and accessibility to training, coaching and resources to entrepreneurs, regardless of budget or location.

    And what are social enterprises?  They’re organizations using business as a tool to create social or environmental wellbeing through their business models.  In other words: business with purpose for good.

  • This community museum preserves and interprets the natural, cultural and archival heritage of Bridgewater and Lunenburg County as a unified and coordinated experience, including the County’s industrial heritage not only within the Museum but also on such sites outside the Museum for which the Commission has accepted responsibility.

  • Whatever your research needs, we are here to assist.  Whether it is a component to modify existing equipment or something to address a specific research need.  We take an idea from concept, testing and final use.

  • The EAC’s Energy Action Team inspires Nova Scotians to prosper in a future that is free of fossil fuels, where energy is used as efficiently as possible.  Through education, consultation and advocacy with the public and government, we work for a just transition into this future.

  • A maritime owned and based electrical, plumbing and HVAC Distributor.

  • Efficiency Nova Scotia is Canada’s first energy efficiency utility. Working with more than 150 local partners, we’ve helped 278,000 program participants complete energy efficiency projects, saving Nova Scotians $150 million in annual energy savings. We have also reached 700,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided annually.

    Our work is funded by revenues from supplying electricity efficiency and conservation activities to Nova Scotia Power, which helps the utility meet Nova Scotia’s electricity needs. The cost of these services is included in electricity rates. The HomeWarming service is funded by the Province of Nova Scotia as part of a long-term plan to upgrade all low-income homes in Nova Scotia over the next several years.

    Efficiency Nova Scotia is operated by EfficiencyOne, an independent nonprofit organization. Regulatory oversight is provided by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

  • Learn about the exciting energy shift taking place in Bridgewater – a complete transition to a clean local energy economy.  Find out about the upcoming Community Energy Investment Plan, see who’s involved, and how your family or your business can benefit from these opportunities too.  The Plan is still open to comment – give feedback that the community can learn from.

  • Canada’s leading research center for in-stream tidal energy, located in the Bay of Fundy, NS.  FORCE acts as a host to in-stream tidal energy technology developers and oversees an independently reviewed environmental monitoring program. In this way, FORCE is a catalyst to the safe development of this new clean energy technology.

  • Green Schools Nova Scotia is a free environmental education program brought to you by Efficiency Nova Scotia. This exciting initiative is focused on helping youth learn how to waste less energy and reduce human impact on the environment. Our program includes a growing provincial network of schools interested in saving energy and helping the Earth. Our Engagement Officers across the province visit schools and support green initiatives at schools and ultimately inspire young Nova Scotians to become champions of the sustainability.

  • A full service financial institution that cares about the community and it’s members.  Anyone can join the Credit Union and the friendly, principled customer service Credit Unions are known for.

  • LREV Renewable Inc. is a leading supplier of hybrid wind-solar devices with local storage for homes, commercial, and utility grade power generation/management systems.

  • A landfill waste, recycling and construction and demolition (C&D) waste transfer facility.  The LRCDC serves residents and businesses.  The facility is located in Whynott’s Settlement, NS.  Many C&D wastes delivered to the facility are recycled or reused.  Waste wood is processed and reused as a biomass fuel source.  Clean, untreated wood is ground into wood chips and sent to Brooklyn Power for electricity generation.  Brooklyn Power is situated outside Liverpool, NS.

  • Michelin is a global company founded in 1880, providing tires in over 170 countries. Globally we have 69 production facilities, including Bridgewater, Pictou County and Waterville, Nova Scotia. Our 114,000 employees around the world are committed to making safe and relevant tires for you. We are leaders in innovation and sustainable development for the mobility of people and goods.

  • The Agency is responsible, under the Operating Charter, for stewarding and operating a relevant, accessible and responsive industry-led trades training and certification system, and for improving access to and participation in the system by Aboriginal persons, African Nova Scotians, differently-abled persons, immigrants, women and members of other under-represented groups.

  • We provide 95 per cent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province.

    Our 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year.

    We use a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Our facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km of transmission and distribution lines throughout Nova Scotia.

  • Nova Solar Capital is a Solar PV Projects Development Company, founded to identify opportunities in solar PV in Nova Scotia and bring together the resources to realize those opportunities, including financing, project management, hardware and installation solutions.

  • NSCC Applied Energy Research Laboratory – explores using new energy technology to improve NS’s economy and quality of life.  Come see our experimental vehicle to home power system.

    NSCC ESET Program – prepares students for careers in renewable energy, sustainable building, energy efficiency, and energy management.  Through project-based learning, industry work placements, and hands-on work at the onsite high performance demonstration home (Pilikan House) ESET students gain practical experience and develop connections with businesses and communities.

  • QUEST is a non-profit organization that conducts research, engagement and advocacy to advance Smart Energy Communities in Canada. Our mission is that every community in Canada is a Smart Energy Community by 2030. Our role in this transformation is to bring together key stakeholders from government, utilities, energy service providers and non profit organizations to discuss the way in which Smart Energy Communities can improve energy efficiency, enhance reliability, cut costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • We are a 40 year old company providing heating, ventilation , air-conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing solutions to residential, commercial, and industrial facilities across mainland Nova Scotia.

  • We are a contractor who installs heat pumps and hot water solar systems.  We also sell an environmentally friendly cleaning product – Pink Solution.

  • SimpTek Technologies is a unique platform that brings together efficiency focused services, products and property stakeholders who are looking to have just one – turnkey platform to leverage their real-time data to make their buildings as energy efficient as possible. Not only does this increase operational cash-flow while driving down costs month over month, but it also increases the resale value of the property. Whether you are a property manager, building owner, municipal utility operator or electric utility company, our platform will constantly mine your real-time data to match you and/or your customers with the right products, service providers and rebates for you, exactly when you need them. Unlike our competitors, you do not need to have energy expertise on your team, know what products to use or who can install them. We allow your team to continue expertly serving your customers while our platform handles the rest, no matter where you are in the world.

  • A volunteer-run, non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates adoption of solar energy. We have individual members, and organizational members who work in the solar energy industry.

  • Solar Power NS is a Nova Scotia based solar energy firm that has been installing and maintaining complete solar systems. We provide supply, design, installation and maintenance service for a variety of residential, commercial and photovoltaic (PV) applications. Our goal is to provide Nova Scotians with top notch service provided by a local Nova Scotian company.

  • Provides practical hands-on assistance to individuals starting or expanding their own business.  Advice, help, financing.

  • SURU aims to become a major player in the electric bike market and a significant manufacturer in Atlantic Canada.  Born from technology developed in the world’s first fully monocoque electric superbike, the featherweight Amarok P1, SURU was created to address the need for a quality, integrated-design electric bicycle in a market saturated with mediocre conversions.

    Motorcycle industry veteran Michael Uhlarik co-founded SURU together with Kevin O’Neil and a few friends to create an electric vehicle that had all the virtues of a bicycle; easy on-off use and light weight; and combine it with the comfort and engineering of a motorcycle.

  • The Deanery Project is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on the environment, youth and community, natural building, and the arts.  We are open year round offering programs and projects connected to a wide variety of learning, recreational, and research opportunities, especially those related to energy, forests, health, active transportation and rural living.

  • Thinkwell Shift is a resource conservation company with a focus on behaviour change. What does that mean? In a nutshell, we develop and manage programs that help Nova Scotians reduce their environmental impact.

    We work with people and organizations to understand their resource costs and then create programs that achieve cost savings by understanding, engaging, and guiding the customer to motivate behaviour change.

  • Trinity Energy Group began as Trinity Maintenance Solutions Limited in Alma, NS in 2006. From these humble beginnings, Trinity Energy Group has been redefining your building through insulation, information and innovation. Serving all of Atlantic Canada Residential, Commercial and Industrial projects from three office locations in Bedford, Stellarton, and Moncton.

  • We sell prospecting met masts and hourly weather data for small wind turbines and large wind farms.  We strive to encourage understanding of environmental, social, and economic parameters and their solutions in respect to climate change choices.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors:

Gigawatt Sponsor

Megawatt Sponsors

Kilowatt Sponsors

Other Community Sponsors